With the Mount Washington Road Race in the rear view mirror, it’s time to focus on the next race – Loon Mountain. I love this race. It’s got loads of mountain running vert but there’s a section of sweet single track that traverses the mountain too.
Of course, there’s everyone’s favorite, Upper Walking Boss, where you claw at the dirt to stay upright. Type 2 fun, indeed!
Here’s how last week’s workouts went down.
The great thing about running Mount Washington is that you aren’t sore afterwards. I had fatigued legs on Sunday but a little recovery run did the trick so I was good to go on Monday. My knees did feel a little sore so I opted for no impact on the Elliptical just to be safe.
40 minutes Elliptical
60 minutes strength training: mobility + Bullet Proof leg circuit + upper body + core
Treadmill incline run, 45 mins, 1,228 ft elevation gain
As much as it pains me to run inside during this time of year, the treadmill is a great tool for getting incline when I can’t hit the big climb outside.
Incline varied from 3% – 10% for 1/2 mile to 1 mile intervals. Running on the treadmill leaves me a super sloppy, sweaty mess. Today was no different.
40 minutes Stepmill Intervals
60 minutes strength training: full body + core + mobility
Back to the Stepmill for Upper Walking Boss training.
48 minute run, 8:39 avg pace, 290 ft elev gain
I had not seen Kyle since the Thursday before so we had tons to catch up. We needed more time because there’s so much that we didn’t cover. Don’t you hate when that happens!
My babies turned 9 today! One more year till double digits…what?!?!
10 mile trail run, 11:09 avg pace, 1,287 ft elev gain
Saturday’s run was a benchmark for how to proceed with 50k training. Rather than running for time, like I had been since March, I had a mileage goal. I needed a off-road, runnable and hilly trail for a moderate/hard intensity run.
I ventured out to a new to me trail and did not get lost thanks to my friend Heather hooking me up with turn-by-turn directions. I can’t wait to go back again because it’s a beautiful trail system!
I felt great for the duration! It’s the first time I hit 10 miles on a run since February and the longest distance I’ve run on trails since last summer. I’m looking forward to ramping up the distance soon.
41 minutes run, 9:18 avg pace, 325 ft elev gain
An easy recovery run with Max on road and trails. We headed out a little later than I wanted so it was quite warm, especially in the sun. Max was a pooped pup at the end. But recovered nicely on the cold tile floor once we got home.
How was your week in workouts?
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